Please join us in welcoming Professor Gennady Estraikh of New York University as the first Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish Literature. While in residence at YIVO, he will moderate a public panel on Taras Shevchenko, give a lecture on American Jewish Communist novelist Howard Fast, and teach a course on modernist Yiddish literature in translation.
We invite you to meet Professor Estraikh at a special YIVO Member Reception at 5:30 pm on October 7. Keep up with Professor Estraikh’s activities at YIVO on Facebook, and by following us on Twitter @yivoinstitute.
Attend Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Nationalism, Poetry, and the Jews
Tuesday, September 30 | 7:00pm | Admission: $12/$8
On Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko’s bicentennial, distinguished literary scholars Gennady Estraikh, Peter Fedynsky, Amelia Glaser, and Myroslav Shkandrij discuss Shevchenko’s impact on Jewish intellectuals, Ukrainian-Jewish collaboration, and the relationship between poetry and politics. Sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.
Attend Farewell to Communism: Howard Fast and Soviet Yiddish Writers
Tuesday, October 7 | 7:00pm | Admission: Free
Come and meet Professor Estraikh at a special YIVO Member Reception at 5:30pm.
Novelist Howard Fast (1914-2003), remembered today as the blacklisted author of
Spartacus, was one of the most prominent Communist intellectuals in the United States until his well-publicized break with the Communist Party in 1956. Gennady Estraikh reveals the debates that raged in the American Yiddish press in the wake of Fast’s departure. Sponsored by the Ruth Gay family.
Register for Yiddish and the Modernist Imagination
Six Tuesdays, October 28-December 2 | 6:30-8:30pm
YIVO Members $225, Non-Members $300
This course will present a selection of Yiddish novels and short prose in recent English translation, including the work of Lamed Shapiro, Moyshe Kulbak, David Bergelson, Der Nister, Kadia Molodowsky, and Tsvi Eisenman.
Unless otherwise mentioned events take place at the
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New York | NY | 10011 yivo.org